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Have you ever seen a movie or TV show in which hunting was fairly and accurately depicted?

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  • Have you ever seen a movie or TV show in which hunting was fairly and accurately depicted?

    Not thinking of actual hunting shows, of course (though some of them don't even give a good depiction, one way or another), nor the nature-backwoods-reality shows like Alaska the Last Frontier, Life Below Zero, etc. I'm thinking of actual fiction in which hunting wasn't made out to be evil and barbaric, and in which the people making it seemed like they actually knew something. I feel like there must be some out there.

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    No. Nothing but utter and complete Trash comes out of Hollywood, and it's getting worse by the day... since you asked.

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    • #3
      I admit, I'm having a hard time thinking of anything. Maybe some of those old-time flicks about Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett.

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      • #4
        The Edge. That is how bear hunting goes down, right?

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        • #5
          Pretty much all I can think of are the historical fiction movies like Dances with Wolves and Last of the Mohicans. They jack up the drama (like the opening scene of Last of the Mohicans when they sprint through the forest to head off the deer, then bring it down with one hell of a running shot ... er, okay), but I can live with that. And actually, I'd bet that the buffalo-hunting scene in Dances with Wolves is pretty close to how it was (except maybe for that six-hundred yard shot that Costner made with his Henry to save the young boy from the raging bull).

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          • #6
            I think there are some great and realistic hunting videos on YouTube, but not on TV. Can't think of any movies, but I know there are quite a few realistic documentaries. Sad thing is that even FISHING on TV is getting to be unbearable...they seem to have adopted the hunting shows way of reacting to everything.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
              I think there are some great and realistic hunting videos on YouTube, but not on TV. Can't think of any movies, but I know there are quite a few realistic documentaries. Sad thing is that even FISHING on TV is getting to be unbearable...they seem to have adopted the hunting shows way of reacting to everything.
              I love The Walking Dead, and some of their survival and gun depictions are pretty much on the mark (some are way off the mark, too). The thing that really killed me, though, was when two women were fishing and talking about whether their father had used "dry lures" or "wet lures." Not "flies," mind you, but dry lures or wet lures. What fisherman has ever said that?! Oh, and then, when they were done fishing and returned to camp, they asked the old guy who owned the gear, "When did you last oil those line reels?" Who the heck ever calls a reel a "line reel"?! Yeah, I should just probably just let it go. It's annoying, though, when filmmakers obviously put a lot of effort into getting most things right and realistic, but then anything outdoor-related just seems optional.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                The Edge. That is how bear hunting goes down, right?
                I never did see that. The idea of the great Anthony Hopkins on screen with Alec Baldwin just didn't sit well.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                  The Edge. That is how bear hunting goes down, right?
                  You should see it. Baldwin was cast as himself. Worked well for the plot. Was a great movie.
                  But my comment was tongue in cheek.

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                  • #10
                    How about worst? Mine would be "A Single Shot" with Sam Rockwell 2013?. I actually liked the movie as a No Country For Old Men style narco movie, but the lead character was a poacher and an irresponsible shooter to boot. It's one of the worst depictions of deer "hunting" I've ever seen. When it got past the 'hunt', I settled into the movie and enjoyed it, but it had my blood pressure up in the beginning.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
                      Pretty much all I can think of are the historical fiction movies like Dances with Wolves and Last of the Mohicans. They jack up the drama (like the opening scene of Last of the Mohicans when they sprint through the forest to head off the deer, then bring it down with one hell of a running shot ... er, okay), but I can live with that. And actually, I'd bet that the buffalo-hunting scene in Dances with Wolves is pretty close to how it was (except maybe for that six-hundred yard shot that Costner made with his Henry to save the young boy from the raging bull).
                      I will admit, I really liked Dances with Wolves, however the buffalo hunt with the indians using bows and dropping big bulls with 1-2 arrows almost in their tracks was a little bit much !! Hollywood does not understand many things about the reality of hunting, but if they are going tp protray it, they sure should spruce up a bit !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                        The Edge. That is how bear hunting goes down, right?
                        Just happened to catch that on TV last night. Not a bad movie but trying to outrun a bear was a rather stupid part by the director, but I guess that brought drama to the movie. There were a few other mistakes, but I thought that was the most glaring thing.

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                        • #13
                          The thing that bothers me most about movies is they never seem to pick an actor or actress who knows really even how to hold a gun (rifle or handgun) in a proper manner.
                          Even fishing scenes, the actors do not handle a flyrod in a back cast or presentation cast in the correct way. Movies are one thing, but commercials on TV are the pits when it comes to people displayed in hunting or fishing scenes, it is almost embaressing
                          to watch the darn things !

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                          • #14
                            Some movies I seen about frontier life. Can't remember their names though

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                            • #15
                              I've always like the pig hunting scene in Old Yeller:
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JTN6M3rx1g

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